Grappling and Wrestling
This page includes resources for the grappling and wrestling experiment in the Middle Kingdom of the Society for Creative Anachronism, as well as other resources for historical German martial arts (see below).
SCA Grappling and Wrestling Experiment
Current list of experimenters
- Experiment rules (newest at top)
- 2nd phase (recruitment and expansion), Draft 1, May 5, 2015. CURRENT LEGAL RULES! as of 6/19/15
- Draft 7, January 14, 2015
- Draft 6, May 12, 2014
- Draft 5, February 21, 2014
- Draft 4
- Draft 3
- Draft 2
- Draft 1
Specific resources for German martial arts.
From here, you can download the class notes from the class I taught at Pennsic 36 (a 7-hour class, building from fundamental body mechanics, timing and tactical considerations, all the way into a few sword techniques).
I've also posted here the class notes / handout for a version of my Body Mechanics from Period Sources class.
If you're looking for wrestling material, you can go to my Auerswald page, which has several references to Fabian von Auerswald's 1539 wrestling book (including my English-language translation).